TITLE: Profiler/Sodar ARM Atmospheric Emitted Radiation Interferometer (AERI) Data [ARM] CONTACTS: Jack Demirgian Argonne National Laboratory 9700 S. Cass Ave., Bldg 203 Argonne, IL 60439 Phone: (630) 252-6807 Email: email@example.com Connor J. Flynn Pacific Northwest National Laboratory PO Box 999 Mail Stop K7-22 Richland, WA 99352 Phone (509) 375-2041 FAX (509) 375-4545 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 1.0 DATA SET OVERVIEW This data set contains 8-minute vertical profiles of absolute temperature, dew point temperature, and water vapor mixing ratio retrieved from the Department of Energy (DOE) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Southern Great Plains (SGP) Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer (AERI). During IHOP there were five AERI systems in operation on the ARM SGP site in south central Kansas and north central Oklahoma. This data set covers the period from 20 May to 31 July 2003. These data are in netCDF format. 2.0 INSTRUMENT DESCRIPTION 2.1 Instrumentation Complete information on the ARM AERI instrumentation is available from ARM at: http://www.arm.gov/docs/instruments/static/aeri.html 2.2 Station Locations Site Elevation (m) Lat. Long. ------------------------------------------------------ Hillsboro, KS: BF-1 447 38.305N 97.301W Vici, OK: BF-4 622 36.071N 99.204W Morris, OK: BF-5 217 35.688N 95.856W Purcell, OK: BF-6 344 34.985N 97.522W Lamont, OK: CF-1 316 36.606N 97.485W 3.0 DATA COLLECTION AND PROCESSING Complete information on the ARM AERI data collection and processing is available from ARM at: http://www.arm.gov/docs/instruments/static/aeri.html General information on ARM data quality is available from ARM at: http://dq.arm.gov/cgi-bin/dqmenu.pl UCAR/JOSS conducted no processing or quality control on these data. 4.0 DATA FORMAT AND FILE NAMING 4.1 Data Format These data are in network Common Data Form (netCDF) format. For information on netCDF see: http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/packages/netcdf/index.html 4.2 File Naming Conventions The file names have the following format: sgpaeriprofB1.c1.20030513.002436.cdf where: sgpaeriprof is the data type (AERI Retrieved Profiles) B1 represents the facility id (here ARM SGP boundary facility 1) c1 represents the data level 2003 - four digit year 05 - two digit month 13 - two digit day 00 - two digit hour 24 - two digit minute 36 - two digit second cdf - netCDF format extention 5.0 DATA REMARKS None. 6.0 REFERENCES None.